Man who crashed into marathon runners pleads not guilty to reckless driving

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  • Tuesday, 20 Feb 2018

KLANG: A man who crashed his car into three marathon runners has pleaded not guilty to a charge of reckless and dangerous driving.

The accused Teoh Thiam Lim, 27, claimed trial to the charge at the magistrate's court here on Tuesday (Feb 20).

He was charged with having committed the offence under Section 41(1) Road Transport Act 1987 at Batu 2, Jalan Kapar at 4.30am on Dec 10, 2017.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Amira Abd Aziz prosecuted the case.

If convicted, Teoh faces a jail term of up to five years and a fine of up to RM15,000.

Magistrate Roslizi Sulaiman allowed bail of RM5,500 with one surety and fixed March 9 for mention of the case.

On Dec 10, three participants at the Klang City International Marathon 2017 suffered serious injuries when they were hit by a car.

Pacer Evelyn Ang was hit from behind and suffered a cranial fracture and bleeding in the brain.

The remaining two runners suffered injuries to their heads and hands although their injuries were not as severe as Ang's. — Sinar Harian


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